Psst! Grub’s up thanks to shoppers’ kind gifts
MORE than 1,000 meals were fed to local homeless animals thanks to charitable donations sent in to a Merthyr Tydfil pet shop.
The donations were sent by kind customers to the Pets at Home in Merthyr Tydfil, who raised £568.54 following a Christmas appeal to help the homeless animals.
According to the company, throughout December the store’s team worked to collect donations to help provide meals for abandoned animals in and around Merthyr Tydfil, as part of the Santa Paws initiative being run by the charity Support Adoption For Pets.
Now in its sixth year, the Santa Paws appeal supports needy pets at local animal rescue centres throughout the festive period.
Pets at Home Merthyr Tydfil managed to provide a total of 1,144 meals for local animals, all thanks to customers who collectively donated the huge amount.
Merthyr store manager John Tweedy said: “What a fantastic result!
“We had so much fun raising money and are so grateful to all of our generous customers for taking part and donating much-needed meals for disadvantaged animals.
“It’s great to know that this money will go towards helping some of these charities to keep abandoned pets healthy and happy until they find a forever home.”
Across the country more than 430 Pets at Home stores rose to the challenge and succeeded in raising more than £1m nationally and providing 2,128,128 meals – beating the target of two million.
Of the total money raised, nearly £470,000 will be donated directly to 361 local rescue centres to help them continue to make a difference. The rest will fund Support Adoption For Pets’ extensive grant programme and other charitable activities with Pets at Home – all of which supports the rehoming of pets in the UK.
Since being established in 2006, Support Adoption for Pets has helped more than 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK by awarding grants and running fundraising campaigns with Pets at Home.
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